The National Merit Scholarship Corp. released on Wednesday the names of winners of corporate-sponsored merit scholarships for 2015.
More than 1,000 U.S. high school seniors won the sholarships financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and business organizations.
Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition. These scholars also met criteria of their scholarship sponsors.
This is the first set of National Merit scholars for 2015. When the year’s competition ends, about 7,600 students will have won National Merit Scholarships worth about $34 million.
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Area winners of corporate-sponsored National Merit scholarships
Vivian Maithoa Nguyen, electrical engineering, Arlington High School, Lockheed Martin
Emily Katherine de Jong, chemical engineering, Grapevine High School, Corning Inc.
Ryan C. DeWillis, computer science, Grapevine High School, Raytheon
Collin R. Diver, engineering, L.D. Bell High School, Lockheed Martin
Francesca G. Reece, politics, Trinity High School, PPG Industries Foundation
Sarah Mockler, business, Paschal High School, Lockheed Martin
Kaitlyn G. Morris, library science, homeschool, Lockheed Martin
Edward Q. Nguyen, computer science, Paschal High School, Lockheed Martin
Wellington Lawton Owen,Paschal High School, Jerry R. Junkins memorial
John P. Moynihan, chemical engineering, Colleyville Heritage High School, BNSF Railway Foundation
Elijah H. Snow, computer science, Carroll High School, Southwest Airlines
Erin Jean Ruhlman, biochemistry, Birdville High School, Lockheed Martin
Akshay Raj Singh, surgical medicine, Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, Lockheed Martin
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Mark F. DiSalvi, biomedicine, Richland High School, Textron
Richard D. Iannelli, business, Jesuit College Preparatory School, Fluor
Jason C. Ye, finance, Byron Nelson High School, Novartis
Source: National Merit Scholarship Corp.